Rob Schmitz is a reporter and Marketplace Correspondent based in Shanghai, China. He has spent time in many factories - as well as a bit of time outside of the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, the same factory fabulist Mike Daisey interviewed workers he purported were 12 and 13 years old. Schmitz's findings definitely didn't jibe with Daisey's and I decided to sit down for a few minutes to go over his experiences reporting on Chinese manufacturing practices and problems.
Why haven’t American technology journalists reported the truth about the working conditions at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China – a 430,000 person factory that manufactures around 50% of all the personal communications devices... Read Post
Marketplace's China correspondent Rob Schmitz is known as the man who uncovered the falsehoods about Foxconn factory conditions being told by Mike Daisey in his play, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. As a follow-up to the re... Read Post